We planned our holiday so we could have time to relax for a few days at Consall Forge. It is one of our favourite places on the system, completely isolated with no phone or internet signals. On this occasion we did not take our boat to Froghall, but we did had a very enjoyable walk, rewarded by a nice cold pint at the Black Lion on our return. As we were there over the weekend, the steam train was running as well.
Morning sunshine, view from our mooring
Churnet Valley Steam Railway
Proof that I do let go of the tiller and let Ian steer once in awhile
One of three sculptures depicting the local industries
Regeneration in Hanley
Misty morning near Fradley